“An age-friendly city is a city that encourages active ageing by optimising opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance the quality of life as people age’’

(World Health Organisation)

The World Health Organisation’s Age-Friendly City model incorporates the eight domains of housing, transportation, social participation, outdoor spaces and buildings, respect and social inclusion, community support and health services, communication and information, and civic participation and employment, to meet the diverse needs of older people.

Bristol joined the network in November 2018, providing the city with a mechanism for improving the quality of life of older people across a comprehensive range of elements, ensuring that age is not a barrier to participating fully in city life’.